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Covid-19 Production assessments

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Dougal Watson
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Is there a quick process of applying a reduced productivity to remaining activities on a programme to assess the impact of Covid-19? This is as a result of a reduced permitted workforce on site e.g. 66% efficiency v planned. Can this be done in a new calendar for example? I have been manually calculating and adjusting bars but is there an easier way. Thanks.

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Dougal Watson
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Thanks very much everyone for your assistance.
Rafael Davila
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Please click the following link to download presentation pdf.

Link to Quantities_Workloads_and_Production_Rates.pdf/file

Best Regard,

Rafael Davila

Mojahid Kilani
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Hi Dougal, 

 

There is a simple method you can use it if the program is robust along with resources and cost have uploaded.

 

If your program has been built on P6 software, you can select the in progress activities and put the required dates on the suspended dates and resume dates, having this done to all the required activities; this will not only shows it on the bar chart but it will be reflected on the resources and cost numbers. 

 

Hope this will help you

 

Kind Regards, 

Mojahid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Taunt
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Hi Dougal,

My colleague Richard Ormerod, founder of Powerproject, has developed a series of webinars on these topics.  You can watch back the first in the series here: https://www.elecosoft.com/demonstrating-productivity-reduction-and-pauses-in-construction-planning/

He's running another session on Friday on issues and techniques within Powerproject regarding re-starting construction projects after lock-down.  Sign up is here: https://www.elecosoft.com/webinars/

Hope these help,

Ben @ Powerproject

Rafael Davila
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I suggest modeling activities affected by covid-19 using different shifts/month each with their adjusted productivity and resource quantity.

  • You will get adjusted activity durations as per shifts/month production rates as activities are delayed.
  • Resource quantity and productivity assumptions will be transparent and easy to adjust. As activities start to open-up more resources can be added.
  • You will get true resource reports.

Otherwise adjust manually activities duration a time consuming and error prone procedure.  As production type activities durations are increased according to productivities other activities will be further delayed into different months with different productivities.

I see no shortcuts.

Activity-Gantt-Covid-1-Covid

click image above and zoom.

You shall also be able to perform Monte Carlo that will adjust all iterations based on probabilistic values of productivity.  Covid brings much uncertainty.

MCP01

MCP02

Good Luck
 

Playing with the calendars we may get wrong reports on resource requiremenrs in our project.

Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Hi Dougal,

you actually could assign a "Covid-19" calendar to the activities in the covid perimeter; with 6 working hours per day instead of 8 (by example) and the assignment set to Effort on Allocation, Powerproject will increase the activity duration by 25%

Alexandre